Max Barskih

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Max Barskih
Birth name Mykola Mykolaiovych Bortnyk
Also known as Max Barsky
Born (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 24)
Origin Kherson, USSR
Genres Pop, dance-pop, electro-pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocal
Associated acts Svetlana Loboda,[1] Glukoza

Max Barskih (also written: Max Barsky) is a Ukrainian singer. His real name is Mykola Bortnyk and he was born on March 8, 1990. He was born in the town of Kherson in USSR. After his graduation he moved to Ukraine's Capital Kiev[2][3]


In 2008, Max Barskih made his debut in performing on the Ukrainian talent show "Fabrika Sirok 2" (Star Factory 2).

In 2010, Max Barskih was nominated the best performer on the Ukrainian version of MTV Europe Music Awards.[4]

Barskih throughout his career has worked closely with the Ukrainian director Alan Badoev, who has directed most of his music videos. Barskih's videos have gained popularity in the CIS nations. The director preferred to use a variety of visual effects in order to gain such popularity such as in the song "Lost in Love | Теряю тебя" which was released in 3D format in the CIS nations.[5]

August 9 Max Barskih was named "Singer of the Year" at the annual award ceremony of the "Crystal Microphone".[6]

In 2012, he entered the Eurovision Song Contest Auditions for Ukraine with the English version of his song 'Dance' but inevitably lost to Gaitana who represented Ukraine in Baku with her song 'Be My Guest'.

Max was nominated in the category "Creative Person/Group of the Year" at RU.TV Awards, which took place on September 29, but failed to win the award.


  • 1:MAX BARSKIH (2009)
  • Z.Dance (2012) [7]
  • По Фрейду (On Freud) (2014) [8]


  • 2009: S.L. (Suka Lyubov') [Love is a bitch]
  • 2009: Пусто (Pusto) [Empty]
  • 2009: DVD (with Natalia Mogilevskaya)
  • 2010: Агония (Agoniya) [Agony]
  • 2010: Сердце бьётся (Serdtse Byotsya) [Heart is Beating] (with Svetlana Loboda)
  • 2010: Студент (Student)
  • 2011: Lost In Love | Теряю тебя (Terayu Tebya) [Losing you]
  • 2011: Белый ворон (Beliy Voron) [White Raven]
  • 2011: Atoms | Глаза-убийцы (Glaza-ubiytsi) [Eyes of a Killer]
  • 2011: Downtown
  • 2011: Dance
  • 2012: F**k OFF
  • 2012: Higher
  • 2012: Alive | Пылай (Pylay) [Blaze]
  • 2012: I Wanna Run | Я болею тобой (Ya boleyu toboy) [I'm a fan of you]
  • 2013: По Фрейду
  • 2013: Какой была твоя любовь
  • 2013: Hero_in
  • 2013: Небо
  • 2014: Отпусти
  • 2014: Всё серьёзно
  • 2014: Хочу танцевать


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